SXSW 2014 | Guero’s International Showcase | March 14

 

 SXSW 2014 Guero's International Showcase

Guero’s International Showcase curated by Dave Dart of Dart Music International features bands from Brazil, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Texas.  Friday, March 14 | 2-8 p.m. | #FREE #Austin #ATX #SXSW

Guero’s Taco Bar
1412 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
 

 

Norwegian Country Christmas | Clifton, Texas ~ The Norwegian Capital of Texas | Dec. 6-7

Norwegian Country Christmas

Experience the warmth and nostalgia of the holiday season at Clifton’s Norwegian Country Christmas, Dec. 6-7, 2013. Enjoy a Christmas parade in historical downtown Clifton; a Christmas Open House at the Bosque Museum; seasonal exhibits and unique homemade gifts at the Bosque Arts Center; vendor booths and artisan demonstrations at Heritage Village; and a Norwegian Country Christmas Tour–A Tour of Homes, History, and Art. Evening events include carriage rides and Norwegian folk dancers. #Clifton #Texas

In 1854 a small group of Norwegian immigrants arrived in Bosque County along with Cleng Peerson, “The Father of Norwegian Immigration.” The land was free, and the Norwegians thought the beautiful land reminded them of their homeland. They settled northwest of Clifton in a large area today known as the Norse Historic District, where they farmed and built their homes of limestone. By 1900, the settlement had grown to include thousands of settlers and was the largest concentration of Norwegians living west of the Mississippi River. In 1997, Clifton was designated the “Norwegian Capital of Texas” by the state legislature. This unique heritage is kept alive today, in large part, through the annual Norwegian Country Christmas.

 

Austin Floorball Club | New Player Tournament | Sunday, May 5

Austin Floorball Club New Player Tournament May 2013

Join Austin Floorball Club for its semiannual New Players Tournament on Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 4:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex. Floorball is a type of safe floor hockey played with a wiffle ball and a lightweight stick. Equipment provided. Athletic shoes and attire recommended. The tournament is a beginner friendly event ; no experience necessary. Each team will play four short games. For more information or to register, visit www.austinfloorballclub.com. Registration fee is $10.

Questions? Email Austin.floorball.club@gmail.com

Sign up for the New Player Tournament at floorballclub.com

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave Street
Austin, TX 78702
 

Norwegian Country Christmas in Clifton ~ The Norwegian Capital of Texas (Nov 30 – Dec 2)

Image Credit: VisitClifton.org

Experience the warmth and nostalgia of the holiday season at Clifton’s Norwegian Country Christmas, Friday, Nov 30 – Sun., Dec 2, 2012.  Festivities include a Christmas parade in historical downtown Clifton; a Christmas Open House at the Bosque Museum; seasonal exhibits and unique homemade gifts at the Bosque Arts Center; vendor booths and artisan demonstrations at Heritage Village; and a Norwegian Country Christmas Tour–A Tour of Homes, History, and Art! Evening events include carriage rides, Norwegian folk dancers, and a visit from Santa.

In 1854 a small group of Norwegian immigrants arrived in Bosque County along with Cleng Peerson, “The Father of Norwegian Immigration.” The land was free, and the Norwegians thought the beautiful land reminded them of their homeland. They settled northwest of Clifton in a large area today known as the Norse Historic District, where they farmed and built their homes of limestone. By 1900, the settlement had grown to include thousands of settlers and was the largest concentration of Norwegians living west of the Mississippi River. In 1997, Clifton was designated the “Norwegian Capital of Texas” by the state legislature. This unique heritage is kept alive today, in large part, through the annual Norwegian Country Christmas.  VisitClifton.org

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SXSW 2012: Free International Music Showcase at Austin City Hall

The City of Austin’s Music Division hosts Austin Welcomes the World: Live from City Hall Plaza, March 14-16, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.   The showcase features three nights of live international music performances by 12 bands from 12 different countries including Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Taiwan, Greenland, Reunion Island, and Australia.

Austin City Hall
301 W. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

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Norwegian Country Christmas in Clifton ~ The Norwegian Capital of Texas

Experience the warmth and nostalgia of the holiday season at Clifton’s Norwegian Country Christmas, December 2-3, 2011.  Festivities include a Christmas parade in historical downtown Clifton; a Christmas Open House at the Bosque Museum; seasonal exhibits and unique homemade gifts at the Bosque Arts Center; vendor booths and artisan demonstrations at Heritage Village; and a Norwegian Country Christmas Tour–A Tour of Homes, History, and Art! Evening events include carriage rides, Norwegian folk dancers, and a visit from Santa.

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Westfest Czech/Polka Festival

Westfest Czech/Polka Festival takes place Labor Day weekend in West, Texas (15 miles north of Waco).
Polka music and dancing, food booths, carnival and midway, parade, over 100 arts and crafts vendors (juried), parade of authentic Czech, Moravian, and Slovakian costumes, and more! Shade tents with misters along with plenty of room to sit and cool off.  Dance floors equipped with large water-cooled fans. The Cultural Amphitheater will feature various dance groups, including Czechoslovakian, Norwegian, Mexican, Scandinavian, and Dutch. Admission.